I am officially January overwhelmed. New medical deductible. New car & renter’s insurance to buy. Dentist appointment. I’m still adjusting to the pensions/social security thing. I’m seriously hoping to balance things out.
I was upset today at my dental appointment. My former employer, AT&T, ALWAYS paid for dental insurance. I know I was spoiled because I had insurance but I worked for a company that still makes BILLIONS of dollars in profits & they earned on 25 years of my back. But starting 3 years ago, I had to pay for all insurance, including dental. But they still paid 100% for cleaning & frankly, very little else. Starting 2 years ago, I had to pay $16 a month and they pay 1/2 of cleaning. So last year I stopped the monthly & paid out of pocket. It evened out. This year at selection time, I thought I read for $11 a month, they would pay all of cleaning. Wrong. Just half, again. But today I went and would have been required to pay $95 for cleaning & xrays. And between the car insurance & medical insurance I couldn’t do it today so I had to reschedule til March. And that will be better for the 6 months to never again land in January. But my issue is that I have never not been able to just go with it. And I could have…I was just overwhelmed today. It’s not even logical but I cried all the way home. And everything will be ok. But it was a new feeling & I didn’t like it.
I made a lot of money at AT&T & have spent the past 10 years making considerably less. I’m ok financially but sometimes I panic just a little. And I’m pretty content working part time delivering my Amazon packages and very content not working when I don’t want to. It’ll balance out.
I’m just rambling.
February will be better.